The move comes just weeks before the 15 December deadline given by the Competition and Markets Authority for announcing its phase one decision on Scottish Sea Farms’ acquisition of Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK Limited.
Gallagher’s involvement in SAIC dates back almost 10 years, when he was part of a multi-stakeholder advisory group tasked with scoping out the benefits of introducing an Innovation Centre dedicated to Scottish aquaculture.
When the Scottish Government later announced, in 2014, £11.1M of public funding to bring such a centre into being, Gallagher was appointed as one the founding members of the SAIC board, going on to serve two terms.
For Gallagher, stepping down from the SAIC Board in no way means stepping away from the work of the Innovation Centre itself.
The general director of External Relations and with the EU of the Xunta de Galicia, Jesús Gamallo, represented Galicia in the 147th plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in which two resolutions were presented for approval and in which the The Galician community presented a total of nineteen amendments to the main opinions for debate, seventeen of them to the opinion on sustainable blue economy and aquaculture.
It was precisely in this last opinion that Galicia demanded that the European eco-labeling system be replicated also for aquaculture, shellfish and fishing products produced, extracted and marketed in accordance with European fisheries regulations.
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here
The General Secretariat for Fisheries has just published a rule that eliminates the catch limits established in the second section of the Resolution of April 12, 2021 for the ray fishery (SRX / 89C-) in zones 8 and 9 , Bay of Biscay and Portuguese waters, and for bottom trawling and other gears. The rule takes effect from last Monday until December 31, 2021
The entity had established the final quota for these modalities and other gears, for all of 2021, at 1,442.56 tons after deducting the reserve of 2%
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full articlehere
Trade fair Fish International 2022 has been put back from February to September next year, in response to concerns over how the continuing Covid-19 pandemic is affecting Germany.
The event, due to be held in the Messe Bremen conference centre, Bremen, will now take place over 4-6 September.
Hans Peter Schneider, Managing Director with the organisers, M3B GmbH, said: “In consideration of the importance of this event for the industry, we want to give the companies involved and the visitors a sense of certainty in their planning.”
NOAA Phase I SBIR awards provide up to $150,000 with up to a six-month period of performance for conducting feasibility and proof of concept research with a tentative award start date of 1 August 2022. NOAA encourages proposals from qualified small businesses for highly innovative technologies with strong commercial potential that fit within the NOAA mission areas.To be eligible to submit a Phase I application, small businesses must submit a required Letter of Intent via this form by 13 December 2021 at 11:59 pm (ET).
Fish farming by-products have the potential to increase the sustainability of aquaculture and contribute to other sectors such as food, diet supplements, animal feed and cosmetics, according to a new study.
Researchers from the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture found by-products, such as fish heads, frames, trimmings, skin and organs, are an underused resource that could be used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and even clothing.
Author: Rebecca Strong / Worldfishing | Read the full articlehere
Between August and November this year the Australian fleet returned a 98.95% compliance rate under vessel monitoring systems (VMS), according to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA).
The entire fleet of Commonwealth fishing vessels is monitored in real time and the last few months have produced figures demonstrating an average of over 98.80% during November, and compliance hit 100% for a couple of days during October this year.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
The oceans are an important element of climate action at a global level, although their contribution in this area has not yet been so visible. However, the UN conference on climate change, COP26, held in Glasgow in November, concluded with a strong push for the role of marine ecosystems in the context of the climate crisis. The protection, conservation and restoration of these, including mangroves, salt marshes, coral reefs, seagrass beds and kelp forests, supports the provision of crucial services such as carbon sequestration, vulnerability reduction to storms and floods and supporting sustainable livelihoods for indigenous peoples and local communities
Spain is eating more and more Norwegian fish. And more than ingested, with the recovery of the hospitality industry. At least that's what the Norwegian Seafood Council's 2022 forecast, which is based on a study on consumer habits, says. This report includes that Spanish is, along with Italy, the second country surveyed with the highest percentage that started fish at least once a week (84%). Only Portugal, where that portion amounts to 91%, surpasses Spain.
Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full articlehere
More than 67,000 kilos of waste from AquaChile’s farming centres in the Aysén Region have been traced thanks to new initiative.
In June, salmon producer AquaChile together with Atando Cabos, a company focused on ending the contamination of discarded fishing and marine farming gear from the coasts of Patagonia, announced the implementation of a pilot project in the Puerto Aysén area in Chile to transform industrial waste into new products.
Source: SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere
'The pirates have arrived' Argentina
When the jiggers arrive at the fishing zone on January 7, hundreds of boats will already be catching squid: "There are already more than a hundred foreign fishing boats that have settled on the e...